7 Gorgeous Essie Shades

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From left to right
Fifth Avenue – Merino Cool – Midnight Cami – Meet Me At Sunset – Mint Candy Apple – Ballet Slippers – Peach Daquiri
I am super happy to tell you that Essie Nails are now available in Boots and Superdrug across the UK! Hurrah! SO MANY SHADES TO CHOOSE FROM!
I love Essie nail polishes because they have an amazing range of colours, but they also have some great treatments, base coats and top coats too. So I am pleased that Essie nails are expanding and you can now browse and purchase their range in UK stores! 

The best pink essie nail polish, essie mint candy apple

Previously, Essie Nails were an exclusive salon brand only. Their polishes have always promised high quality and professional manicure application which were usually priced at £9.95 per bottle but their newly launched “At-Home” range is available on our high street drug stores for £7.99. Their At-Home formulas are quick to dry and the large, flat brush make it easy to apply.
They’re chip resistant up to 5 days but I find that they can sometimes peel off from the edges quite easily if your hands have been immersed in water for a while, for example when you’ve been washing the dishes or having a hot bubble bath. Resist peeling (because it’s satisfyingly therapeutic) and the polish will last without chips for several days.
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My favourites shades are-

Fifth Avenue
A bright and glossy red with orange undertones. Quite a vibrant and classic red.

Merino Cool
This is a purply brown with a hint of grey. It’s officially described as an Autumn Mulberry. A lovely soft  and cool colour for Autumn and Winter.

Midnight Cami
A gorgeous deep twilight blue with a shimmer that reflects with a shine when it hits the light.

Meet Me At Sunset
A warm and vibrant deep orange.

Mint Candy Apple
Popular Essie shade, Mint Candy Apple is a creamy and opaque pastel green.

Ballet Slippers
A really pretty sheer pink, it really does remind me of the silk of my old ballet slippers.

Peach Daquiri
This is probably my favourite out of the bunch! Peach Daquiri isn’t peach at all, I’m not detecting a hint of peach or orange. Pretty sure I’m not colour blind but Peach Daquiri is a glossy watermelon pink.

First Base Coat
This base coat has a rubber adhesive to bond the polish to nails. It protects your nails completely from staining, no matter how dark or bright your polish is. It also smooths your nails so your polish goes on perfectly free from streaks!

Good To Go Top Coat
I LOVE this top coat because it’s touch-dry within 30 seconds and it seals the nail polish with a uber shiny gloss.

What are you favourite Essie shades and which ones should I add to my collection? 


  1. 30th April 2012 / 4:44 pm

    The colours are great! I'm sensing a trip to Boots 🙂 xx

  2. 30th April 2012 / 4:45 pm

    OMG I didn't know this! THANK YOU! I am going to go shopping on Saturday and will be in search of the shade I've been wanting for a while 🙂 xx

  3. 30th April 2012 / 4:49 pm

    yess! this is what iv been waiting for, thank you!!!!



  4. 30th April 2012 / 4:55 pm

    ah, the mint and the lavender <3 so pretty!

  5. 30th April 2012 / 4:57 pm

    Oh wow I didn't know they had launched in the UK, that's quite exciting i've been wanting to try Essie nail polish for ages! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them x

  6. 30th April 2012 / 5:05 pm

    I love Essie nail polishes. Recently I've only found them in John Lewis, so it's great that they are becoming more widely available xx


  7. 30th April 2012 / 5:09 pm

    it's so good that superdrug and boots have taken to stocking essie, i doubt they'll regret it! a little part of me is still a bit iffy over the price though, nearing eight pounds is a little bit too much for my bank at the moment. i'll no doubt be swayed when i'm not as skint! looking forward to seeing your modern girl guide challenge, such a big fan of it.


  8. 30th April 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Looking forward to trying some of them out, pleased to read they're only £7.99! 🙂

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  9. 30th April 2012 / 5:09 pm

    I have become an Essie addict and the new brush that accompanies the ones in Superdrug/Boots applies like an absolute dream so even a complete amateur can get a professional finish in no time at all.

    Becky’s Makeup and Beauty

  10. 30th April 2012 / 5:31 pm

    These nail polishes sound fab, I hadn't heard of them before. I'm excited to try them out, I've been addicted to Models Own recently 😀
    <3 Holz oxo

  11. 30th April 2012 / 6:05 pm

    oh wo i'm so excited about this, i hope the irish boots stores get them too.x

  12. 30th April 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Oh hurray! I've always wanted to try out the Essie brand 🙂 I look forward to your review xx

  13. 30th April 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Ooh so pretty! I love mint candy apple but I think I need cute as a button in my life! Xxx

  14. 30th April 2012 / 7:51 pm

    I'm definitely going to end up buying some of these! I've wanted to try them for ages! xo

  15. 30th April 2012 / 8:07 pm

    So excited to get these!

  16. 30th April 2012 / 10:33 pm

    Sooo pretty! (:

    Check out prom pictures @



  17. 30th April 2012 / 10:53 pm

    I adore these shades!

  18. 1st May 2012 / 6:30 am

    I LOVE Essie polishes! More than any other brand, actually. My nail polish collection is mostly comprised of Essie because I love their color range and they do stay true to the promise of high quality and professional manicure application. My favorite color is 'Sew Psyched". It's a dark army green, perfect for fall/winter. Can't wait for your updates/thoughts!


  19. 1st May 2012 / 10:33 am

    I cannot wait to get my hands on a few of these!

  20. Anonymous
    1st May 2012 / 12:10 pm

    Oh i loveee Essie nail polish too!!!:) Glad to hear they are finally in Boots and superdrug!!!! I like minty blue one you got;)

    Btw, i finally saw the EOS lip balm in SASA today but they only had strawberry and lemon drop left. I'm hoping to find the honeydew melon flavor:)


  21. Anonymous
    1st May 2012 / 12:11 pm

    Oh i loveee Essie nail polish too!!!:) Glad to hear they are finally in Boots and superdrug!!!! I like minty blue one you got;)

    Btw, i finally saw the EOS lip balm in SASA today but they only had strawberry and lemon drop left. I'm hoping to find the honeydew melon flavor:)


  22. 2nd May 2012 / 6:36 pm

    this is like the best news ever! essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands and i'm like the most excited person in the world right now! xx

  23. 3rd May 2012 / 5:30 pm

    omg m excited to try essie but wth is wrong with the price?

  24. 3rd May 2012 / 6:25 pm

    I haven't tried them and I was so surprised whenI saw them on sale in my country (Belgium) a few months ago !! I'm so gonna check them out next time I go to Boots (after my next payday of course =D) !!! I can't wait to try them out =)

    xxx Vee

  25. 4th May 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Essie nail polishes are amazing, they have such beautiful colours.

    I've got a giveaway on my blog if you fancy checking it out.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  26. 7th May 2012 / 6:48 pm

    essis is by far my most favorite polishes. i was happy when they became more available at drugstores here, too!

    thanks so much for stopping by!

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